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Loyola University Chicago

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1870
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 9,725
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $305,664,021
Admissions Address

820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-9810



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: April Hansen
Admissions office telephone: (312) 915-6500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 0 3
Total academic units 15 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 77%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 15,178
Total acceptances: 11,754
Total freshman enrollment: 2,134
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 4,833
Male acceptances: 3,667
Male freshman enrollment: 711
Female applicants: 10,345
Female acceptances: 8,087
Female freshman enrollment: 1,423
Out-of-state freshmen: 39%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,034
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 200


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 71%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 35%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 - 640
Math: 520 - 640
Combined: 1050 - 1280


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.2% 8.5%
600-699 33.8% 35.0%
500-599 41.7% 37.7%
400-499 14.2% 17.3%
300-399 1.1% 1.5%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 90%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 - 29
Math: 22 - 28
Composite: 23 - 28


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.2% 23.1% 11.8%
24-29 56.9% 46.6% 53.5%
18-23 28.5% 27.9% 29.9%
12-17 1.4% 2.3% 4.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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